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There is no doubt that building a conservatory, will make a beautiful addition to your home. But, in order to be environmentally friendly, as well... The post Tips For Creating An Energy Efficient Conservatory appeared first on My Green Home Blog .




 

 

There is no doubt that building a conservatory, will make a beautiful addition to your home. But, in order to be environmentally friendly, as well as to add value, a conservatory needs to be energy efficient.

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A conservatory should work well with your lifestyle and should give you a comfortable, cosy space to use during both the summer and winter months. There should be no cold drafts in the winter months. Otherwise, the space will not be as energy efficient as it could be.

For our top tips for creating an energy efficient conservatory, have a read of this.

  1. Choose your design and materials carefully

Make sure that before you start building your conservatory, that you consider the materials and design.

The design of the space is crucial, as it will determine how energy efficient your conservatory will be.  Do you want a north or south facing conservatory? A north-facing conservatory will need to be heated well, whereas a south-facing conservatory will need ventilation.

When choosing your design, make sure to do some research beforehand. Have a look on www.centuriondiyconservatories.com to get some ideas for energy-efficient designs.

  1. Opt for energy-efficient glass

Buying energy efficient conservatory glass is an excellent investment, and a must, if you plan on using your conservatory all year round.

If you want to keep the climate of your conservatory under control, then temperature regulation is vital. That’s why energy efficient glass is an essential buy.

Energy efficient glass will retain heat during the winter months, keeping your conservatory warm and draught-free. As well as, saving you money on your heating bills and reducing your energy usage.

During the summer months, energy efficient glass will ensure that your conservatory remains cool by reducing glare from the sun. This means that you won’t need to rely on air conditioning or electric fans, to keep your conservatory cool.

When choosing glass for your conservatory, look out for the energy rating it has. For example, windows with an ‘A’ rating are the most efficient option.

  1. Choose double glazed windows

As well as choosing energy efficient glass, it is also a good idea to ensure that the glass is double glazed.

Double glazed glass is one of the best ways to improve the energy efficiency of your conservatory. This is because double glazing is made to be an excellent insulator.

  1. Opt for underfloor insulation

The floors of conservatories are one of the main places that heat escapes from, that is why it is vital that you choose to insulate the floor of your conservatory.

To create a more energy efficient conservatory, either opt for carpet or, if you have chosen wooden or tile floors, make sure to invest in good quality insulation.

  1. Install doors between your house and conservatory

Make sure to install doors between your house and conservatory so that when the conservatory is not in use, you don’t have to heat it. Instead, you can just close the doors and reduce your energy usage.

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